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MEDIA RELEASE: Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer
Posted 27 July 2021 MEDIA RELEASE: Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer

The Shire of Merredin is pleased to announce the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Ms Lisa Clack for a five-year term.

Farewell, Calvin!
Posted 09 July 2021 Farewell, Calvin!

This month we farewelled a valued member of our team, Calvin Shotter, the Executive Manager of Engineering Services.

Dancing the Night Away at the Blue Light Disco
Posted 17 June 2021 Dancing the Night Away at the Blue Light Disco

The Blue Light Disco returned to Merredin on Saturday, 22 May 2021 at Cummins Theatre.

Merredin A Wildflower Friendly Town
Posted 19 May 2021 Merredin A Wildflower Friendly Town

The Shire of Merredin is one of only two Local Governments to achieve wildflower friendly status through the State Government’s Wildflower Friendliness Award Scheme for 2020/21.

Leading the Regions to Gold
Posted 13 May 2021 Leading the Regions to Gold

The Merredin District Olympic Swimming Pool has been officially recognised as a Gold Waterwise Aquatic Centre at the Waterwise Recognition Breakfast held at Perth Convention Centre on Wednesday, 12 May 2021.

South Avenue Upgrade Works
Posted 06 May 2021 South Avenue Upgrade Works

Stage 1 of upgrade works along South Avenue have now commenced with the preliminary works of footpath construction underway.

ANZAC Day 2021
Posted 04 May 2021 ANZAC Day 2021

On the morning of the 25 April 2021, the community came together at the Merredin Cenotaph for a very special ANZAC Day service.

Merredin Youth Fest
Posted 23 April 2021 Merredin Youth Fest

This year, Youth Week was held across Western Australia from 9 – 16 April, and in Merredin we celebrated by holding an Amazing Race!

A Big Win For WA Agriculture - The Office of Melissa Price, MP
Posted 20 April 2021 A Big Win For WA Agriculture - The Office of Melissa Price, MP

A new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub based in Merredin, Western Australia is set to transform the way that farmers and communities prepare for and respond to drought.

Shire Acquisition Prize Awarded
Posted 09 April 2021 Shire Acquisition Prize Awarded

A watercolour landscape by Jessie Spring has been awarded the Shire’s long standing annual Art Acquisition Prize at the Merredin Fine Arts Society’s exhibition on Saturday, 27 March 2021.

Merredin District Olympic Pool Receives Gold
Posted 07 April 2021 Merredin District Olympic Pool Receives Gold

The Merredin District Olympic Pool has been awarded a Gold Waterwise Status for the Waterwise Council Program for 2019/20.

Behind the Gavel
Posted 06 April 2021 Behind the Gavel

An update from Shire President Julie Flockart.

Another Successful International Food Festival
Posted 06 April 2021 Another Successful International Food Festival

More than one hundred community members treated their senses to an array of exquisite dishes at the Merredin Twilight International Food Festival on Friday, 19 March 2021.

Medical Students return to Merredin
Posted 25 March 2021 Medical Students return to Merredin

Merredin hosted twenty-six first and second-year placement medical students from the Universities of Notre Dame and Curtin from March 15 – 19, as part of the Medical Student Immersion Program facilitated by Rural Health West.

MEDIA RELEASE - MERREDIN MEMORIAL FESTIVAL
Posted 26 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE - MERREDIN MEMORIAL FESTIVAL

The Shire of Merredin has successfully secured grant funding for an inaugural memorial festival to be held in Merredin from Friday, 24 September to Sunday, 26 September 2021.

UPCOMING WORKS
Posted 15 February 2021 UPCOMING WORKS

Read about some of the upcoming works within the Shire of Merredin.

An Update from the Water Corporation About Efforts to Improve Your Water
Posted 09 February 2021 An Update from the Water Corporation About Efforts to Improve Your Water Supply

Water Corporation will begin work on 9th of February 2021 to improve the water supply in Snell Street, Merredin. The works will run through to end of February.

Merredin Celebrates Australia Day
Posted 05 February 2021 Merredin Celebrates Australia Day

Celebrations kicked off at the Merredin Community Resource Centre for the annual Australia Day Breakfast on the morning on Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

Shire calls out for Billet Families for Medical Students
Posted 18 January 2021 Shire calls out for Billet Families for Medical Students

200 medical students from Curtin University and Notre Dame will be participating in a rural immersion program from Monday, 15 March 2021 until Friday, 19 March 2021.

Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute
Posted 10 December 2020 Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute

On Tuesday, 17 November at 2:00pm, the Shire of Merredin held a short unveiling ceremony for the new Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute water refill station on the Visitor Centre lawn.

NAIDOC Week 2020
Posted 10 December 2020 NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC Week was held from Sunday, 8 November, until Sunday, 15 November with the theme Always Was, Always Will Be.

Shire Facilities Christmas Opening Hours
Posted 03 December 2020 Shire Facilities Christmas Opening Hours

Shire facilities, not including the landfill site of the swimming pool, will be closed from noon on 24 December until 4 January.

MEDIA RELEASE: Shire of Merredin Successful for RAC Grant Funding
Posted 20 November 2020 MEDIA RELEASE: Shire of Merredin Successful for RAC Grant Funding

The Shire of Merredin and RAC are partnering to deliver a Public Piazza Pilot Project as part of RAC's Reconnect WA initiative.

Play It Food Safe Campaign
Posted 12 November 2020 Play It Food Safe Campaign

Most people think they handle and prepare food safely, yet statistics show the majority of food poisoning occurs in the home.

Tourism WA 'Our Story' Deep Dive Session comes to Merredin
Posted 09 November 2020 Tourism WA 'Our Story' Deep Dive Session comes to Merredin

On Wednesday, 21 October 2020, the Shire of Merredin & Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre hosted one of several Tourism WA 'Our Story' Deep Dive regional workshops.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Posted 21 October 2020 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Shire of Merredin is seeking nominations for community members who have stepped up and performed admirably within our community.

John Curtin Weekend
Posted 12 October 2020 John Curtin Weekend

On Friday, 2 October 2020, 16 students from Curtin University departed from the Bentley Campus to make their way to Merredin.

Merredin Peak Cultural Tour a Huge Success!
Posted 09 October 2020 Merredin Peak Cultural Tour a Huge Success!

It was wonderful to see a large group attend the Merredin Peak Cultural Tour and Seed Collecting Education event on Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

Main Roads to Undertake Road and Bridge Works [UPDATE]
Posted 09 October 2020 Main Roads to Undertake Road and Bridge Works [UPDATE]

Main Roads will be undertaking a significant amount of road and bridge works on the Great Eastern Highway from August 2020 to improve road safety and freight efficiency.

Night Sports Conclude
Posted 16 September 2020 Night Sports Conclude

The first Shire of Merredin Night Sports program concluded on Friday, 28 August 2020.

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